Texas Motor Speedway - Forth Worth, TX
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AM times are typically 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM
PM times are typically 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM
- Take control of a full-size Sprint Cup stock car- the same ones driven by NASCAR superstars such as Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
- Choose from several options, ranging from 8-23 minutes of racing (don't worry, even 9 minutes is a long time at 150+ MPH!)
- No lead car, no pace care, and passing is allowed
- Receive a graduate certificate printed with your top speed and a souvenir Racing License
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to drive a real Sprint Cup NASCAR stock car? Experience the adrenaline rush as you race around at top speeds in the Drive a NASCAR experience at the Texas Motor Speedway!
After a short classroom session where you'll learn about vehicle dynamics, racing lines, and safety instructions, you'll head out to the track to find your 500 horsepower Sprint Cup stock car waiting.
A crew member buckles you in, checks you radio, and then it's time to start your engine! You'll hear the V8 roar as you hit speeds as fast as 150 MPH!
You can choose from a variety of timing options, but don't be surprised if you leave wanting more!
Add a Ride Along
Select an option that includes a 3 Lap Ride Along and let a professional driver show you the full potential of these amazing racecars as he takes you on the ride of your life! The perfect addition for any driving package!
About the Texas Motor Speedway
This 1.5-mile, quad-oval track was once considered the fastest non-restrictor plate track on the NASCAR circuit. Wth 24-degree turns and 5-degree straightaways, this speedway provides the perfect thrill for all racing fans! Get out here and drive this track for yourself!
- Participants must be a minimum of 5'0'' and 100 pounds in order to participate, and a maximum of 6'7" and 280 pounds
- Participants must be in good overall physical condition
- A valid driver's license is required
- Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent of legal guardian who must sign a consent form
- Vehicles are manual transmission (stick shift), however the crew is happy to assist you if you need a little help
- Pricing includes a $35 drivers fee that covers accidental insurance coverage, souvenir racing license and ear buds
- Feel free to bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages
- Some seating is provided, however, it is recommended to bring lawn chairs to guarantee a seat for any spectators
Plan on being at the track for approximately 3 hours.
1 driver per car with 3-4 cars on track at a time.
Participants are encouraged to bring family and friends to watch, don't forget the cameras!
This experience is weather dependent. In the event of a cancellation due to inclement weather, you may either reschedule for another available date or be issued a gift card that you can use to reschedule at your convenience. A refund will not be issued due to rain-outs.
What to Wear:
Participants should wear comfortable/casual clothes depending on the weather conditions as your clothing will be worn under a driving suit. Drivers must wear closed-toe shoes, tennis shoes are recommended.
For this experience, we recommend booking at least 30 days in advance.
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9 Living's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds or exchanges are allowed. No cancellations are allowed, but if you need to reschedule, you have up until 30 days prior to your reservation to make changes for a $50 administrative fee. Once you are within 30 days of the event, you are then locked in to that date and time and no changes can be made.
What is the age requirement?
Participants must have a valid drivers license and participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who must sign a written consent form.
Are there any physical requirements or restrictions?
Participants must be a minimum of 5'0'' tall and 100 pounds in order to participate and no taller than 6'7" or 280 pounds. Drivers must also be in good overall physical condition and will be required to climb through a 15'' x 30'' window, that sits about 36'' off the ground (with minimal assistance).
Do I have to know how to drive a stick shift?
Yes, the cars you will be driving have a 4-speed racing transmission. However, if you need a little help getting going the professionals at the track will be glad to assist you.
Do I need a driver's license?
Yes, driving participants must have a valid (legal and not expired), government-issued driver's license (from any country).
Do I need to bring my own racing gear?
No, the racing school will provide you with racing gear, including a driving suit and helmet. If you have your own gear that you would like to use, you are welcome to bring it for possible use, but it will be subject to inspection and approval for use by the Track Operator. Gear will be available for you at the track, should you not be approved to use your own.
Can I choose which racecar I drive?
No, unfortunately the racing school cannot guarantee which exact cars will be at the track on a given date, nor can they promise the specific car a participant will be assigned to for his/her drive. Each participant is assigned to a car with careful consideration, based on individual height and weight.
What happens if I wreck the car?
The price includes a $35 fee for racing license and liability insurance. This releases you from all vehicle damage.
Is passing allowed?
Yes, if you come up on a slower race car, track personnel will assist you around the slower portion(s) of the group, using techniques and instructions covered in your pre-drive orientation session.
What does the typical day look like?
Following a 1-hour pre-drive orientation/training session with the racing school's Crew Chief and professional instructors, you'll drive a real Sprint Cup style stock car on a speedway for a timed session. Total drive-time will depend on the program purchased. For this experience, there is no lead car utilized and and no instructor in the car with you! You will have constant, 2-way communication with a professional racing instructor through a state-of-the-art, in-car racing electronics radio system. Upon completion, you'll receive a full-color, Graduate Certificate with your top speed proudly displayed on it.
What is the policy on rain-outs?
If your experience is canceled due to inclement weather, the driving school will contact you and either immediately reschedule you for another available date, or issue you a gift card valid for 1 year. A refund will not be issued due to rain-outs.
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"My wife bought me this for my 50th birthday, and we went this past weekend. It was the most awesome thing I have ever done. Everyone that we came in contact with was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. I had 2 - 8 min sessions and wish I had more. I will come back and do it again. Thank you, guys."
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"Bob Lutz and the team were professional and friendly. Knowing that most in the group had not driven a stock car before, their instructions were meaningful. The focus on safety was reassuring and assured all had a great time. I also had the 3-lap ride along. A suggestion: it was helpful in sensing the track and the turns. I would have like to have had the 3 laps with me driving and the professional driver in the ride along seat instructing before my solo drive. Great experience and I will do it again, but for more than one 8-minute session. At the end of the session I felt I could improve if there had been additional sessions."